SolSmart Designees


SolSmart Gold
Population: 36,457
Designation Level: SolSmart Gold
Year Designated: 2019
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More communities than ever are using solar energy thanks in part to a program that makes it easier for local governments to make the switch to sun. The Great Plains Institute (GPI) led the Upper Midwest cohort of communities seeking SolSmart designation, including Roseville. Working with Clean Energy Resource Teams, Metropolitan Council, Midwest Renewable Energy Association, and Winneshiek Energy District,  communities across Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin are now designated as “solar ready.”